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Arthur School Board approves to seek bids for high school track repair

District receives $53,840 Emergency Connectivity Grant By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer “The track is not in good shape. It is beyond repair and beyond “sticking on bandaids on it,” Superintendent Cheek said at the most recent Arthur Board of Education meeting. Cheek informed the board that the district had two options in repairing the…

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Local Teen Found Dead January 20 on Central Street

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The Village of Atwood has had two tragedies of young people recently, Karen Fennessy on December 23, 2022 and Eian Urban on January 20, 2023. The loss of these residents, one 20 years old and one 19, is upsetting to everyone. Whether you knew them or not, it is difficult…

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50th Anniversary Recognition of Cerro Gordo Basketball Teams

TWO BRONCOS TEAMS RECOGNIZED. A special celebration was held last Tuesday evening at the boys home basketball game honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1972-1973 and 1973-1974 Cerro Gordo High School boys basketball team and the CGB Broncos team of 2021-2022 that broke their record which stood for 48 years. Pictured is (Front row) Colin…

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BRONCOS BRING HOME 2nd PLACE

BRONCOS BRING HOME 2nd PLACE. The 2023 Lincoln Prairie Conference Tournament, hosted by Cumberland High School took place January 14-21. Pictured with their trophy following the presentation is Assistant Coach Diann Durbin, Assistant Coach Jason Navratil, Gabby Block, Hunter Malone, Bailey Walter, Haylei Simpson, Reese Brunner, Caroline Hill, Skye Tieman, Erin Rogers, Haley Garrett, Morgan…

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BRYAN SMITH SWORN IN

SMITH SWORN IN AS DISTRICT 1 ZONE DIRECTOR FOR THE TOWNSHIP CLERKS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS. Pictured is Long Creek Township Clerk Bryan E. Smith being sworn in and congratulated as District 1 Zone Director for the Township Clerks Association of Illinois. Smith was elected as a Zone 1 Director for the organization last November at…

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Mackville Benefit Concert At Sunnyside Mennonite Church

After a devastating fire in 2021, Sunnyside Mennonite Church has rebuilt and Mackville is hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. to help purchase hymnals for the church. A love offering will be taken. Sunnyside Mennonite Church is located at 477 IL Rt 133, Arcola, IL (Rt 133 Near Chesterville, Between…

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ALAH CHEERLEADERS

The Knights cheerleaders take the floor between the first and second quarters of the boys LPC tournament game last Friday. Counterclockwise: Lilly Hart, Kendall Burdick, Molly Appleby, Emmalee Nall, Kaylee McDaniel, Kaylee Thompson, Regann Bowles, Grace Romine, Olivia Binion, Lillian Edwards, Ross Young, Kimberly Krutsinger, and Chloe Schable.

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Logan Beckmier Commits to Western Illinois University for Cross Country and Track

Logan Beckmier, senior standout distance runner, is shown here with family members after signing his commitment to attend Western Illinois University to continue his running career. Seated from left to right are: Tanner Beckmier, Ryker Beckmier, Logan, Megan Beckmier and Tucker Beckmier. Standing from left to right are, Sherry and Lyle Dorjahn, Michelle Beckmier and…

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Body found in downtown Atwood

According to information received from Atwood Police Chief Rob Bross, on Friday, January 20, at approximately 7:23 am, officers were dispatched to investigate a deceased individual near the intersection of Main St. at Central Ave. in Atwood. Upon officers’ arrival, the decedent was identified as Eian W. Urban (19 years old). The cause of death…

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Village of Atwood Sporting New Logo

By Doris Elmore Staff Writer The Village of Atwood is sporting a new village logo. At the December meeting, the trustees looked over design samples and decided on the one pictured above. The regular meeting of the board was held on Monday, January 9. The board approved expenditures in the amount of $58,212.40. The board…

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